Our Collections

We have been building our library, archival and artifact collections since the 1930s. Our collection includes Ukrainian schoolbooks, records from some prominent Ukrainian Canadians, and extensive textiles, as well as numerous other items. Click HERE to learn more.

The Gift Shop

The Museum's Gift Shop is a popular area for our guests to browse with its large variety of authentic Ukrainian clothing, giftware and books. Whether visitors are from far away or local residents, there is a gift, souvenir or personal item for everyone. Click HERE to learn more.

 
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Posted by umc
2016-05-06
Olha Tkachenko was born in Ukraine, a country of rich cultural and aesthetic traditions. She grew up in a family of artists where she studied drawing and painting at home. Olha also received a formal education in Fine Art and Christian theology. She now lives with her family in Saskatoon, Canada and works with various media as an artist and book illustrator. She is employed by the Ukrainian Museum of Canada and continues to paint and teach in her art studio.

An exploration of colour and interaction with texture and form is central to Tkachenko's work. Batik, one of artist's favourite techniques, which is a method of painting and applying hot wax and dyes, interprets this interaction well. This wax resist technique is very similar to the Ukrainian method of writing a Pysanka, the beloved Ukrainian Easter Egg.

Olha has dedicated this exhibition to her homeland and honours all of its beauty and pain. It is an exhibition and an exploration of reaching our real and eternal home, a pursuit that lives in every heart. The Ukrainian Museum of Canada encourages you to explore this eternal quest with the artist and to meditate on your own journey of discovery.